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We play a leading role in updating and maintaining the NJ Endangered and Nongame Species Program's database of rare animal species.


Jobs and Internships

Here are open positions with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ.

Image of Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ.Kristin Ryerson, CWF 2012 summer intern, climbs a ladder holding a juvenile osprey that fell from it's nest after a strong storm in late-June in Absecon, NJ. © Ben Wurst


Environmental Education Coordinator
Part-time: 12-18 hours per week
Location: Trenton, NJ

Deadline for applications is August 25, 2014, but candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Position will start in September 2014.

The nonprofit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey seeks an Environmental Education Coordinator to lead our fast-growing education program and support our program work. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, knowledgeable professional with experience in environmental education, strong communication skills, multi-tasking ability, and the motivation to be a successful self-starter.

Education responsibilities may include managing our annual 5th-grade Species on the Edge art and essay contest; launching our high school online technology contest; developing curricula around our wildlife webcams; developing our Scout Merit Badge program; providing speaking appearances for schools and other groups; contributing to our print and online communications; expanding the support for our education work, and other education work as needed. The job will also include a range of administrative responsibilities in support of our wildlife conservation work. Some local travel will be necessary.

This part-time position has the potential to increase in hours over time for the right candidate.

  • Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to: David Wheeler, Executive Director: Email


The Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is excited to offer 2014 Fall Internship opportunities.

Our volunteer opportunities include both field work internships and office-based internships. These internships can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases.


The following positions can be structured to potentially earn credits or volunteer hours. They are based in Trenton, New Jersey. Schedule can range from 7-20 hours per week, with flexible hours. College students, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to

Wildlife Conservation

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work.


Provide hands-on leadership on CWF's public outreach, online presence, and social media.

Environmental Education

Provide hands-on support for CWF's education programs.


Work with CWF staff on corporate outreach, member outreach, and event promotion.

Public Affairs

Assist CWF on policy initiatives, including research, communications, and serving as a liaison on various advocacy initiatives.

GIS Internship (Application period closed)

Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to map rare species locations across New Jersey.


The following position may be able to offer a paid stipend for qualified candidates. Intern will need the ability to travel, but can otherwise be managed from home or school. Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to

Videography Internship

Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some regional travel (within New Jersey), which will be reimbursed to intern. Qualified applicants may be eligible for an additional paid stipend.


Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to

Wildlife Research Internship

Assist and support our many wildlife initiatives with research that can be done from home or from school. Flexible scheduling and consideration of potential topics.


Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Internship (CLOSED)

This is a volunteer position in the southern Ocean County & Atlantic County areas. This year the position is a volunteer position. Intern(s) will work with CWF biologists and conduct hourly road patrols on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor from mid-May to late July. Intern will use their own vehicle to conduct road patrols and collect morphometric data on nesting terrapins. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins.

New Jersey Osprey Project visual arts internship

It's been 40 years since ospreys were first listed as endangered in New Jersey. Today the population has grown to over 500 nesting pairs and we work to monitor and manage those pairs. CWF is looking for a college student who is studying visual arts to work with us to gather footage of fieldwork and nesting surveys to help raise awareness for ospreys in coastal New Jersey. Candidates should have previous video experience and/or coursework. Photo/videography equipment will not be provided for this internship. The same applies for video editing equipment. 7-14 hours per week. Locations will vary from Monmouth County south to Cape May County along the Atlantic Coast. This is a volunteer position and you must provide your own transportation. There is the possibility of getting reimbursed for travel. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume.

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